The Alabama Shakes


Fri February 8, 2013
The Record

In A Diverse World, Grammy Sticks To Its Values

Originally published on Fri February 8, 2013 2:48 pm

Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys performs in England last August. Along with five nominations for his band, Auerbach is nominated for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical division.
Simone Joyner Getty Images

If you took one song each from the artists likely to walk away with Grammy awards on Sunday night, you'd have a pretty decent playlist.

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Wed January 2, 2013
World Cafe

World Cafe Host David Dye Picks His 10 Favorite Songs Of 2012

Originally published on Wed January 9, 2013 10:40 am

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David Dye has been hosting WXPN's World Cafe for more than 20 years. With new artists performing in the show's studios every day, Dye gets to witness firsthand the best music each year has to offer. Here are his 10 favorite songs of 2012:

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Thu January 26, 2012
World Cafe

Alabama Shakes On World Cafe

Originally published on Mon December 31, 2012 2:11 pm

Alabama Shakes' members infuse rock 'n' roll with soul, blues and country.
Autumn de Wilde

Alabama Shakes, a soulful rock 'n' roll quartet, is riding a well-deserved wave to fame. Since the release of its self-titled debut in 2011, the band has entranced listeners with its diverse and energetic songs. Alabama Shakes' style is marked by lead singer Brittany Howard's powerful voice and the group's irresistible energy. Together, they enthusiastically blend rock with soul, country, blues and roots.

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Tue January 17, 2012

Alabama Shakes Announce Debut Album

Members: Brittany Howard, Heath Fogg, Zac Cockrell, Steve Johnson
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The buzz has been building and to say that this is a highly anticipated debut is an understatement. Alabama Shakes, whom Paste declared 'the best band of 2011', have announced the release date for their debut album...

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Fri October 14, 2011
The Record

How To Keep It Real When Making New Soul: Three Attempts

Originally published on Thu November 8, 2012 2:23 pm

The Alabama Shakes are one of a small batch of young artists taking a claim within one of pop's primary realms: retro-soul.

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I'm always bemused when people adopt a melancholy attitude about the twilight of "physical" music. I love record stores, because they bring people together to share discoveries, provide employment for music experts and serve as a great place for misfit arty kids (and grownups!) to hang out.

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